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Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH), committed to protecting your privacy, has always strived to keep your personal information in safe while you use our on-line service called ‘-manufacturing’. KITECH obeys the on-line privacy protection regulations and relevant provisions that Korean government has enacted for on-line service providers. The KITECH Privacy Statement is prepared to help you understand how we collect and use your personal information you decided to share, and to explain what kind of actions we are taking to protect the information.

This Privacy Statement is posted on the initial page of the KITECH website, so that users can access to it with ease at any time.

This KITECH Privacy Statement is subject to change, as related legal requirements or internal policies change. KITECH has established a procedure required for the continuous improvement of the Privacy Statement. If revision of the statement is necessary, KITECH shall notify you by promptly posting the change in the announcement page of the -manufacturing website at least seven days prior to the revision and give proper version number with revision date to the revised document, for users’ convenience.

This Privacy Statement prescribes the following contents:
a) User’s Consent to Collection of Personal Information
b) Purpose of Personal Information Collected
c) Term of Reservation and Availability of Personal Information Collected
by -manufacturing
d) Sharing and Disclosure of Personal Information Collected by -manufacturing
e) Reading, Correction and Deletion of User’s Own Information
f) Management of Cookies
g) Technical and managerial measures for security
h) Commissioned processing of personal information
i) Questions, Suggestions, and Privacy Infringement Report
j) Information about -manufacturing personal information manager
k) -manufacturing Customer Center Information
l) Obligation of notification

a) User’s Consent to Collection of Personal Information

KITECH shall prepare the process you select [AGREE] or [REJECT] after examining the privacy statement or user stipulation of KITECH. If you click on [AGREE], KITECH shall regard the collection of your information as approved.

b) Purpose of Personal Information Collected

“Personal Information" refers to any information that identifies the person to whom such information pertains, such as name or resident registration number, including information useful when linked with other identifiable information. KITECH shall not disclose your personal information without prior permission and use the collected information for the following purposes.

First, we can customize our services based on the personal information provided by users. According to the information, KITECH can efficiently prioritize service developments and select contents more useful to the users.

Second, each information item has its own purpose, as shown below.
- Name, Registration Number, ID, password: To authenticate users and provide information security service
- ID, Resident Registration Number: To block delinquent users
- E-mail address, telephone number: To communicate with users (notification, survey, complaint resolution, new service announcements, etc.)
- User preferences: To customize services
- IP address, log-in date and time: To block delinquent users and prevent unauthorized use

c) Term of Reservation and Availability of Personal Information Collected by -manufacturing

KITECH shall maintain users’ personal information, while they use services provided by KITECH, as members of -manufacturing. However, any information deleted or corrected by a user in accordance with Clause e, Reading, Correction and Deletion of User’s Own Information shall be destroyed to an unrecoverable state, not to be read or used afterward. This applies also to the information of any user who wants to withdraw from -manufacturing.

Your information shall be discarded when the purpose of information collection and use is accomplished. But in order to prevent any delinquent user from repeating unauthorized activities in -manufacturing, KITECH shall reserve every former user’s Resident Registration Number for one year from the unsubscription date. KITECH can maintain other information for a given period in cases that are approved according to the regulations for consumer protection under the Law of Electronic Commerce and the Commercial Law. The term of availability for several kinds of information is prescribed as follows.
- Information on contract or its withdrawal: 5 years
- Information on payment or supply of products: 5 years
- Information on customer complaints or conflict management: 3 years

KITECH shall securely dispose of the personal information in the following methods, to prevent any unwanted disclosure.
- Written information shall be shredded or incinerated completely.
- Electronic information shall be destroyed to an unrecoverable state, using proper technical methods.

d) Sharing and Disclosure of Personal Information Collected by -manufacturing

KITECH shall use the personal information collected, only for the purpose prescribed in Clause b, Purpose of Personal Information Collected and shall not disclose the information in principle, except when we have your permission, or under any of the following circumstances:
- When a user permits disclosure of his/her information
- When user information is needed to reckon service charge
- When it is reasonable to share the information for the investigation, prevention, or treatment of illegal activities, situations involving potential threats to the mental or physical safety of any person, violations of KITECH terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.
- When we have to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
- When anonymous information is used for statistical data processing, research purpose, or marketing survey about offers from our collaborating companies and research institutes, and advertising partners.
- When the information is provided to customer service centers that have contract with us for resolving customers’ complaints and inquiries

In addition, KITECH shall share your personal information for better service and new technology development. In this case, we follow the predetermined procedure that asks your consent on the sharing, and provide you the information on who shares your personal information, what information they need, by when and how your information is protected. Without your permission, we do not collect nor share your additional information.

e) Reading, Correction and Deletion of User’s Own Information

At any time, you can read or edit your account information through the -manufacturing website and may unsubscribe online.

To edit your account information, you sign in -manufacturing using your ID and password, and go to account management menu, where you can edit all your information except your ID, Resident Registration Number, and your name.

If you forgot your password, please call our customer center, and our representative will serve you to give you an temporary password through SMS or e-mail, or let you change your password directly after an authentication process.
You can withdraw your account at the “unsubscribe” menu in the -manufacturing website, and answer some questions for authentication purpose following instructions to unsubscribe you from -manufacturing. KITECH will process your request of termination, based on Clause c about Term of Reservation and Availability of Personal Information Collected by -manufacturing, and then block any access to the account deleted. You can use some limited services in -manufacturing that do not require sign-in even after the account withdrawal.

f) Management of Cookies

-manufacturing websites use "cookies" to enable you to sign in to our services and to help personalize your online experience. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.

-manufacturing websites use cookies to store your preferences and other information on your computer in order to save you time by eliminating the need to repeatedly enter the same information and to display your personalized content and appropriate advertising on your later visits to these sites.

When you sign in to a site using your credentials, the -manufacturing service server stores your unique ID number, and the time you signed in, in an encrypted cookie on your hard disk. This cookie allows you to move from page to page at the site without having to sign in again on each page. When you sign out, these cookies are deleted from your computer. -manufacturing services also use cookies to improve the sign in experience. For example, your e-mail address may be stored in a cookie that will remain on your computer after you sign out. This cookie allows your e-mail address to be pre-populated, so that you will only need to type your password the next time you sign in.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use other interactive features of -manufacturing sites and services that depend on cookies.

g) Technical and Managerial Measures for Security

KITECH is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access, which are located in controlled facilities. We changes regularly the password used for the access to personal information, and train personnel who are responsible for the security of personal information to obey the privacy protection regulations. In addition, we run a task force team for privacy to monitor any possible actions against this Privacy Statement.

When we transmit highly confidential information (such as a credit card number or password) over the Internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

If a password is used to help protect your accounts and personal information, it is your responsibility to keep your password confidential. Do not share this information with anyone. If you are sharing a computer with anyone you should always choose to log out before leaving a site or service to protect access to your information from subsequent users.

h) Commissioned processing of personal information

KITECH can commission companies from outside to enhance its services. For personal information processing to be commissioned, we will notify users prior to starting the processing. In addition, we store the contracts related to privacy in electronic and written documents, which prescribe observance to the privacy regulations for service providers, secure processing of personal information, and prohibition of disclosure of the information clarified for the commissioned companies.

i) Questions, Suggestions, and Privacy Infringement Report

KITECH appreciates your suggestions on privacy management and has systemized all the processes of handling privacy infringement. If you have any suggestions or complaints regarding our privacy management, contact our personal information manager or staff for immediate and satisfactory responses, as described in Clause j below. You may contact the following government agencies.
- Korea Information Security Agency (http://www.cyberprivacy.or.kr, Tel: 1336)
- National Police Agency of Korea (http://www.police.go.kr)

j) Information about -manufacturing personal information manager

-manufacturing is committed to securing the personal information in the entire web sites. When an accident occurs regarding the privacy, the personnel who are responsible for security of the personal information will accept the consequences.

It is your responsibility to keep your password confidential. KITECH does not directly ask you about your password in any cases. Do not share your password with anyone. If you are sharing a computer with anyone, you should be more careful as described in the section of Security of Personal Information. KITECH assigns a manager and a staff responsible for secure personal information management. Their contact information is as follows.

- Personal Information Manager
Kwang-Yeol Ryu
Researcher / -manufacturing Center
E-mail : ducksal@kitech.re.kr

- Personal Information Staff
Moon-Sung Jung
Researcher / -manufacturing Center
Tel: 82 - 32 - 8500 - 311
E-Mail : jmsgood@kitech.re.kr
k) -manufacturing Customer Center Information

KITECH runs a customer center to deal with customer’s requests and complaints. The contact information of the customer center is as follows:
- Working hours: 9AM to 6PM weekday
- Tel: 82 - 32 - 8500 - 318
- Fax: 82 - 32 - 8500 - 310
- Contact on-line: Send an e-mail inquiry at the customer center web page. (Available to guest users)

l) Obligation of notification
Any addition, deletion or correction in this statement shall be known to users at least 7 days before the revision day, through the page of Announcement in the -manufacturing Portal.

Date of Announcement: (Sep. 11. 2006)
Date of Enforcement: (Sep. 11. 2006)